While Rick Ross’ lyrics may have landed the MMG leader in some trouble, it has actually helped New York’s finest bust 63 Harlem gang members.
According to an official release from the NYPD, members from Air It Out, True Money, Whoaday, and the Trillas took to social media to elaborate on their gang related activities by posting lyrics from Ross and Meek Mill.
“God forgives I don’t….somebody gotta’ die,” one member wrote on Facebook. Another AIO member referenced Meek, writing “I’m 2 Glocks strapped, rolling down 112th Madison, 116th is the New Iraq.”
The gang members are accused of three murders, over 30 shootings, assaults, gun use and trafficking. Authorities have been trying to charge them since 2009.
“Today’s indictments chronicle a bloody gang war that claimed the lives of at least three teenagers, led to the shooting of dozens of individuals and put bounties on people’s heads,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. Today’s cases are a part of my Office’s ongoing efforts, working with the NYPD, to strategically target areas that claim a highly disproportionate share of violence in Manhattan.”